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Old 03-03-2010, 10:44 AM
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How formal are the formal nights? I really want the opportunity to dress it up but don't want to feel over dressed. I know the industry trend is going more and more casual so I was curious from people's observations, how nice to people dress up anymore on the formal nights?
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:58 AM
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You see everything from tuxedo/evening gowns to slacks. I don't wear full length formals anymore and my hubby doesn't wear a tux, but I do wear a cocktail dress and he wears a suit. Most people do tend to dress nicely, but there are those that don't want to be bothered on vacation. It's a treat for me, so I truly enjoy it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:20 PM
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How formal are the formal nights? I really want the opportunity to dress it up but don't want to feel over dressed. I know the industry trend is going more and more casual so I was curious from people's observations, how nice to people dress up anymore on the formal nights?
My wife and I like to take the opportunity to Dress to the Nines. She wears a full length gown and if we have 2 nights the first night I wear a full battle dress Kilt (minus the dagger in the hose, hard to get it through security) and the second night a Tux. Every cruise I see a few other couples dressed to the hilt. Join us; where else do you get to do that

BTW you know why it's called a Kilt? Because if you call it a dress you get kilt
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I guess this depends on the cruise line. I've been on Royal Caribbean, which I think is Celebrity's sister cruise line. On the formal nights, I wear dress slacks, a button down shirt, tie, and sport coat.

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Hi Cruise Dad,

And do you go the whole nine yards and do the right thing by not wearing anything underneath the Kilt:-)....

We were just on the Oasis and there were at least a dozen men with full dress kilts...very impressive.....I do a sports coat, shirt and tie now....happy sailing to us all..

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Very funny CruiseDad!

marykay, Celebrity is more of an upscale type cruise line. I'm guessing most people dress somewhere in between the proper formal dress guide lines with a slant toward the formal.

Of course it is always subjective as to what is perceived as formal attire now a days.

Here is a link to Celebrity's proper dining attire guide lines.

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CruiseDad, I like your line! A few years back, we took our one and only cruise with Celebrity and were more used to the RCCL dress code..There were the two formal evenings and 2 that were shirt, tie and jacket recommended. At the time I check directly with Celebrity about the jacket and tie and was told that if one does not have that, one could be kept from the dining room..Well, I did bring the jacket because I did not want to take the chance. Heck, I was on vaca and wanted to dress only for the two formal evenings and smart casual for the rest...Time have changed with them.

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Hi Cruise Dad,

And do you go the whole nine yards and do the right thing by not wearing anything underneath the Kilt:-)....

We were just on the Oasis and there were at least a dozen men with full dress kilts...very impressive.....I do a sports coat, shirt and tie now....happy sailing to us all..

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:41 PM
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Girlfriend loves the opportunity to wear the long gowns, (and I'm not complaining!!)
I also wear a tux one nt, and on the other formal nt I will wear tux with kilt.
you certainly have the option ,..
but be aware if you wear a tux , I've been asked a number of times when walking through , for a some more butter,buns, or water etc.! (ha.....ha)

I do find it disappointing when you see people not making any effort in the formal dining lounge to clean themselves up a bit,..ie) t shirt and ballcap , and wearing the ball cap at the table???? sorry I draw the line somewhere, but at least I wasn't sitting at his table!

so dress up!!
enjoy!! you won't feel out of place.
we love to see the all the the attractive people dressed up!



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Bon Voyage, Flint Hope y'all have a marvelous cruise!!
 
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